Applicant criteria


 

Active Management At the application stage, you must demonstrate your intention to actively manage the business. In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have been actively managing the business in B.C. Active management means you are accountable for the day-to-day operations of the business. Active management must occur at the place of business in B.C. 

Residency At the application stage, you must demonstrate that you intend to reside within the boundaries of the community that has supported your EI – Regional Pilot registration and application, and you must demonstrate your intention to reside in B.C. for the majority of time while on a work permit. 

Personal Net Worth You must have a minimum of $300,000 in personal net worth, which includes your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, if applicable. Your personal net worth must be legally obtained and verifiable. 

Eligible Personal Investment You must make an eligible personal investment of at least $100,000 in the proposed business within 610 days (approximately 20 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit. The minimum eligible personal investment of $100,000 must be derived from your personal net worth.